Montana is a rural makeup and many people rely on goods transportation by means of trucks. So there is a requirement of truck drivers in Montana. If you wish to become a truck driver in Montana there are three schools where one can train for the exam that include two truck driving schools and one college institution or college community. Training in truck driving is so affordable that you can go through with a minimum and average tuition cost of $2300.
Most of the schools in the state are eligible for federal aids and can reduce the budget to get on with CDL training. The average scholarship provided to a student is $1300 which reduces the cost of a minimum. The class size in Montana is very small and consists of 11 students in each class and is one of the benefits of joining truck driving schools in Montana.
In the beginning the first part of preparation in Montana is towards written test for Commercial driving license exam. The writing test of the program includes information on laws on truck driving in Montana state, truck parts and techniques to drive heavy trucks safely. Second session begins with preparation towards the skill test with hands on wheel practice and you need to spend more amount of time behind the wheel of a truck. Usually it takes not more than 4 to 8 weeks of time period for a successful completion of the program.
You are supposed to earn a CDL from Motor Vehicle Division of Montana before you start working as a truck driver. To get a CDL you have to complete and pass the written test to receive and apply for learning permit. When you are ready with the skills to drive a truck then take an appointment to show up the skill to avail the License.
The strong hope for the new drivers in Montana is that there is an increase in requirement for truck drivers in the state. The percentage increase in truck drivers in Montana would be 21 in coming years. The requirement would be around 330,000 truck drivers in the next decade. The average salary that could be earned by a truck driver is $38,000 and would range in between $26,000 to $60,000 depending on the amount of experience one has on truck driving.
Class A CDL: Truck weighing of 25,000 pounds and 10,000 pound trailer are been towed. Need to have an experience on Class B CDL for one year or more. The vehicles that include in it are tow trucks, tractor trailers, buses and cargo containers.
Class B CDL: Truck weighing more than 25,000 pounds and an attachable cargo of less than 10,000 pounds. The trucks that include in Class B CDL are Dump trucks, Delivery trucks, tow trucks and utility trucks.
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